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03 June 2009 @ 12:05 pm
*cheerful*  

The weather is utterly perfect today. Sunshine is pouring down from the sky but there’s also a cool wind to take the edge off the heat. This is the sort of dangerous weather where it’s *so* excellent I could fool myself into thinking it wasn’t too hot and I didn’t need sunblock. Except I know better. :) I swear, I just need to live somewhere the sun shines most of the time. I had an unspeakable sunshine headache on…Sunday, I guess, but I was still cheerful. And I continue to be cheerful, but now I also am massaged, so I’m like, cheerful and floaty, plus my head turns to the left!

Last week the doctor guy did cupping on my back. It left truly horrible bruises, which I have been applying arnica to with a vigor and regularity that I’m typically unable to sustain (I tend to forget, but even though I couldn’t *see* them, I was *extremely* aware and self-conscious about the GIANT PURPLE SPOTS on my back, and so I *really* didn’t forget). Consequently, today I only have faintly yellow spots on my back instead of–well, without arnica they would still be livid purple. I bruise easily and impressively. Anyway, so I was going to tell the doctor no more cupping, because I was too self-conscious, but before I said anything he said, “Oh, how ’bout cupping? Maybe cupping is no good for you. Your friends say (*insert very credible gasp here*), “Oooh, what happen! Cupping! What is cupping!”" *laughs* So no more cupping, but a good massage, and the doctor is better-pleased with the state of my tongue, which he made me stick out for him. (I have no idea what that means, but hey, he thinks it’s better. :))

eta: …oh *no*. David Eddings has died. How very sad. I love the Belgariad. It was one of the series that made me want to write for my current publisher, Del Rey, in fact. Damn. How very sad.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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The Bellinghmanbellinghman on June 3rd, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. Eddings may have produced Extruded Fantasy Product, but for all that, it was enjoyable brain candy.
Earth-bound misfit: Marquis de Carabascaptainlucy on June 3rd, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
Fully agree, Eddings' books were the mashed-potatoes-and-gravy of Fantasy: neither original nor exciting, but by the gods they were thoroughly readable!
kitmizkit on June 3rd, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't know, I think if you're twelve or fourteen and have just discovered epic fantasy and the Belgariad, it's pretty exciting stuff.

At least if you skip that god-awful prologue, which put me off PAWN OF PROPHECY for about a year and a half. I finally realized I *could* skip it, and ended up going back to read it when I was halfway through the book, because by then I was /interested/.
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on June 3rd, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
That is indeed sad. I loved those books when I was younger, and I always found him an uplifting, entertaining read.
Pamela: Woofersjeditigger on June 3rd, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Eddings, one of the loves that my mother and I shared. It's like another little part of her died. :(

Kit, by the way? You're a sister redhead. Wear sunscreen, love.
kitmizkit on June 3rd, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs a lot*

I do wear sunscreen! But I was out well before noon for no more than 15 minutes going both ways, so I skipped it before the massage. If I'd anticipated being out for half an hour straight I'd have doused myself, never fear.
Pamelajeditigger on June 3rd, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
OK, I was just going on the whole This is the sort of dangerous weather where it’s *so* excellent I could fool myself into thinking it wasn’t too hot and I didn’t need sunblock. bit. You take care of yourself. (Did I wear sunscreen when I went hiking this weekend, though? No. DO AS I DO NOT AS I SAY!)

Gah, reminds me...I need to bug my boyfriend about uploading the Murphy Shelf pic from our trip. Along with the other pics. Men. :P
kitmizkit on June 3rd, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, no no no. I'll be going out again later but I will be well-slathered when I go. I know better! I do! *laughs* And I will do as you say not as you do. :)

Yes! You do need to bug him to do that! :) *hugs*!
Pamela: Did I leave the gas on?jeditigger on June 3rd, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
DO AS I DO NOT AS I SAY.

Er, strike that, reverse it, thank you. ;)

*hug*

OH. When you go out later? TAKE YOUR CAMERA!
tingiltingil on June 3rd, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Oh no :( I loved the Belgariad. Easily accessible fantasy should be treasured as much as the rest. This is a sad day =/
Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on June 3rd, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Awwww. :(

I was just thinking about him this weekend, packing up some copies of his books for a friend of mine.

And I can never forget Jim's speech about the origins of the Codex Alera books: "Because all epic fantasy begins with an orphan on a farm." Eddings is who I always associated with that.
kitmizkit on June 3rd, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
It *does*! ...of course, all epic fantasy beginning with an orphan on a farm may very well be because Eddings /set/ that trope.

Damn. I'm feeling all sentimental and wanting to write an orphan-on-a-farm book now. *sniffle*
sammywolsammywol on June 3rd, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
Cupping?! Crikey! Very Madness of King George.

And yay to the sunshine! Even with no voice and a filthy chest cold it is impossible to be downhearted.
kitmizkit on June 3rd, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Very Chinese, anyway. There was no arsenic involved!